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Thanking our Veterans with Vet Tix

We are proud to partner with Veteran Tickets Foundation to provide tickets for members of the military and their families for select concerts.  Providing these tickets for veterans is only a small way that we express our appreciation for their service to our country. We recently received notes of their gratitude in attending a symphony performance, but the pleasure is all ours!
Thank you Vet Tix and Charlotte Symphony for allowing my family to reconnect and enjoy our first symphony. It was a wonderful production and was thoroughly enjoyed. We loved it and will be back. - Sonya, United States Army Veteran, 1983-1990
Thank you Charlotte Symphony and Vet Tix for the wonderful evening with my wife. The movie and the orchestra was extraordinary and beautiful. - David, United States Air Force Veteran, 1978-1982
I want to send a big Thank You to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra...I can't not explain how much I enjoyed the performance. I left the Belk Theater wanting to sing and dance all over the streets of Uptown! - Erin, United States Air Force Veteran, 1996-2012
Thank you Charlotte Symphony and Vet Tickets, it was a wonderful evening. It was like stepping back in time and seeing not only how complex movie making was, but how magical a trip to the cinema could be... Again thank you for the magical evening. - Melinda, United States Army, Currently Serving
I really would like to thank the Charlotte Symphony for the great seats! My wife and I were excited at the opportunity to attend the show... What a great performance by the Charlotte Symphony to have their timing executed flawlessly with the movie. - Patrick, United States Marine Corps Veteran, 1986-1995
It is so nice to have the opportunity to make these events into memories with my family. It means a lot to us to make up for lost times. Thank you again. - Wendy, United States Air Force, Veteran, 2001-2003

Before my twenty two years in the Air Force I enjoyed classical music as a percussionist in a major university symphony orchestra. Last night's performance was a flashback to some Mahler sections I played about 50 years ago. Thanks for an opportunity for my wife and I to enjoy a special night out as we approach our 48th anniversary. - Larry, United States Air Force Veteran, 1967-1989

High School Choral Students to Debut with Charlotte Symphony

Seven local high school choral students will experience the thrill of performing live with the Charlotte Symphony November 19-21, 2015 at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

The concerts, which feature the Fauré Requiem, will mark the debut of the 2015-2016 Young Artists in Residence program, a new immersive choral initiative of the Charlotte Symphony Chorus.

Students who won auditions come from Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Gaston County schools and have spent the last two months rehearsing the Requiem weekly with the Charlotte Symphony Chorus. "It has been a pleasure to work with these fine young musicians," says Kenney Potter, director of choruses for the Charlotte Symphony. "This is a great opportunity for them to perform Fauré's choral masterwork in a professional-caliber setting with the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Symphony Chorus."

Watch this video to hear what some of the Young Artists have to say about this unique experience.

The 2015-2016 Charlotte Symphony Chorus Young Artists in Residence are:

Jacob Dyksterhouse, bass, Stuart W. Cramer High School
Claire Houlihan, alto, Northwest School of the Arts
Hannah Keel, soprano, South Point High School
Matthew Noneman, bass, Providence High School
Trinity Sanford, soprano, Northwest School of the Arts
Stephenie Santilli, alto, Northwest School of the Arts
Nathalie Schlesinger, alto, Providence High School

Posted in Classics.